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Students from the Montessori School of Champaign-Urbana in Savoy had a Fourth of July parade last Thursday.
Unity East Elementary School held its End of Year Talent Celebration last Thursday.
Unity East Elementary School celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day celebration on June 6.
Unity West Elementary School had its fifth annual Living Wax Museum last Tuesday.
Students turned the school gym into a wax museum of sorts after researching historical figures from an 850-year span of time. Each student dressed as a famous person and stood motionless until visitors pressed paper “buttons” in front of them to make them come to life.
Principal Janet Ellis-Nelson got a surprise farewell send-off during an emotional finale to the Unity West Elementary School’s award ceremony on Friday morning.
Not every principal would allow herself to be duct taped to a wall.
But Janah Sudduth did.
The Unity East principal took part in the stunt last Thursday as a reward to students for achieving their goal of 5,000 points in the Accelerated Reader program.
Read the full story in the June 12 issue of The County Star.
St. Thomas Catholic School in Philo celebrated the end of the school year with a Fun Day last Thursday.
Students at two local elementary schools got a chance to “pie” their teachers as a reward for raising money for the American Heart Association.
During the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events in March, students in kindergarten through third grade raise money by jumping rope, while fourth- and fifth-graders do so by shooting hoops.
Unity West Elementary School raised $20,250.
A total of 113 Rockets who qualified to graduate from Unity High School received diplomas in a ceremony Sunday afternoon.
Family, friends and alumni filled the Rocket Center at Unity Junior High School for the school’s 65th commencement.
Amid the traditional strains of “Fanfare and Processional,” the graduates entered, dressed in maroon caps and gowns.
Unity High School’s Operation Cool program presented a “White Out” exercise last Wednesday to remind teen drivers to be safe when getting behind the wheel.